iLok machine license

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iLok machine license

Hi,

I understand that some companies now use a an iLok license that doesnt require a physical USB iLok dongle. 

http://www.soundsonline.com/Support?sec ... g&article=

I would be really excited if this was possible with SP, as I want to be able to work using my laptop, anywhere. 

If iLok were just to make a version like the tiny USB keys that sit flush with ports then that would be fine, but the awkwardness and risk of damage using the huge key as it is now is frustrating.

Andre, is this ever going to be a possibility?

Many thanks

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Storing the license on the machine isn't as safe as storing it on the key, unfortunately. I wish it was.

The new iLok 2 isn't that huge anymore. Actually it's pretty small. To avoid accidentally losing it, I recommend attaching a lanyard to it.  

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Ah ok thats a shame, I understand. Yes its not so much about losing it, more that I dont want to break it off with an awkward movement on the train/at the cafe/on sofa. One day iLok will minaturize I'm praying....

cheers

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ive got hold of a short usb expansion cable about 15-20cm long. it means the dongle doesnt protude from the side of the laptop and i velcro it to the back of the laptop screen when in use. Saves any chance of it being snapped off as its out of the way.

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yes ive been eying up something like that..... sounds good

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I'm using this joint adapter:

http://www.amazon.de/gp/product/B0045Q2HOM?psc=1&redirect=true&ref_=oh_a...

This allows you at least to turn the iLok in a less disturbing position.

 

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Thanks Juergen I'm ordering one!

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Yeah, Joint adapter is a *must*.

 

I would also highly recommend subscribing to Iloks  "Zero-Downtime" Coverage Service.

It covers your Ilok against accidents, loss and now also includes coverage against theft (!!)

Its 30$ a year, which really is nothing for peace of mind, especially when you might have it with you on the road when travelling...

 

See details here: https://www.ilok.com/#!zdt-coverage

Best,

tL.

 

 

 

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That looks like a great idea, thanks!

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I'm going to resurrect this thread and repeat the OP's question about allowing ilok to store the license on the machine.

Really frustrated that I cracked and shorted my laptop today because of that stupid ilok thing sticking out like a sore thumb. Next I had to argue with my wife about a new laptop. That was worst!

Eventide, East West and iZotope allow storage of the license on the machine. East West's Play generation of its instruments have not been cracked.

Unfortunately the only software package I actually need on my laptop besides Kontakt is Synfire, since the rest is for the workstation.

If I damage my next laptop, (that I just ordered), and that costs way more than Synfire, with that damn ilok dongle, I'll sell my Synfire license and go back to Guitar Pro, lol. 

Bad day? Ayup.

Grrr. 

After months of going back and forth to Synfire, dabbling and learning, things are finally clicking. Then this happened.

Wonderful product guys. Truly a marvel.

 

 

 

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I use a short 6 inch usb extention cable for my ilok. It means it doesnt physically sick out but is free to move around a bit. Might be worth investing in one until things change with synfire's support for software iloks. Sorry realise I'd suggested one of these when this topic first appeared.

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